Finalists: Annual Awards 2020

The following projects (short films, TV & web series, and music videos) are the annual finalists of 2020.

These projects were shortlisted from the pool of awards winners of 12 monthly rounds, between April 2019 and March 2020, chosen from more than 5.000 submitted projects overall.

The 3 top nominations for each of the 37 awardable categories will be announced soon after all of the finalists are ranked once again by the judging committee of Independent Shorts Awards.

1814 Frost Fair produced and directed by Julia Fullerton-Batten (UK)

294 Notes produced by Selina Oczko and Jan Czmok, and directed by Julie Gaston (Germany)

3 Karmas produced by Ana Castaño and directed by Andres Roa (Colombia)

A Normal Life produced by Casper Molin, Luca Izarin, and Sébastian Martens, and directed by Leon de Levita (Netherlands)

A Patch of Desert produced by Ross Vedder and directed by Joey Scoma and Jon Salmon (USA)

A Renaissance produced by Adam Rush and directed by Prach Rojanasinwilai and Noah Ottersen Parker (UK)

A-Symmetry produced by Grace Sargeant and directed by Sam Bradford (UK)

Ada produced by Tom Box and directed by Dane Winn (UK)

Adam produced by Gemma Paul and David Rogers, and directed by Gemma Paul (UK)

Alia produced by Sreehari Purimetla, Aditya Joshi, Akshay Thaker, and Colorify Productions, and directed by Sreehari Purimetla and Aditya Joshi (India)

Alina produced by Rachelle Owen, Joshua Owen, Dorota Puzio, Nora Mariana, Rami Kodeih, Rubber Duck Films, and Courtney Prather, and directed by Rami Kodeih (USA)

All That You Love Will Be Carried Away produced and directed by Thad Lee (USA)

Alnajma produced by Hiba Louis and directed by Gilbert Karam (Lebanon)

Amara produced and directed by Ethan Chance (USA)

Atlas produced by Ewa Jastrzebska and directed by Maciej Kawalski (Poland)

Backwards produced by Marco Augelli and Oscar Adams, and directed by Marco Augelli (UK)

Bigger Than Life produced by Guja Quaranta and directed by Marina Rocco (USA)

Bite Me! produced and directed by Sergei Safiullin (USA)

Boozy Mickey produced by Benoit Perrin, Hugo Roy, and Tanguy Kayser, and directed by Benoit Perrin (USA)

Bora Bora produced by Julien Russo and Gilles Commaille, and directed by Frédéric de Pontcharra (France)

Broken Bird produced by Rachel Harrison Gordon and Alon Gur, and directed by Rachel Harrison Gordon (USA)

Butterfly produced by Tim Astor and Chris Abernathy, and directed by Bonnie Foster (USA)

Campy Spy produced by Mirian Perez Colindres and Madison Webster, and directed by Sabrina Robinson (USA)

Carnival of Wonders produced by Christopher Childers/Sky-King Entertainment and directed by Jonathan Lawrence (USA)

Caroline produced by Sang Ma and Qin Yin, and directed by Sang Ma (USA)

Circadia produced by Jacob Murray, Daniel Kepler, and Howard Murray, and directed by Jacob Murray (USA)

Circus Sam produced by Georgina Pope and Roy Finch, and directed by Rayner Wang (Japan)

City of Widows produced by Matt Ogens and directed by Lacey Uhlemeyer (USA)

Clay produced by Flook L. Nielsen and Mathias Skaarup Schmidt, and directed by Leonard Rääf (Denmark)

Courage produced by Elizabeth Narayan and Brandon Knight-Warren, and directed by Eric Wann (USA)

Cringe produced by Shift Films, Knowink, Scott Leiendecker, Franki Cambeletta, and Jeremy D. King, and directed by Leo Ramsey (USA)

Daffodil produced by Patty Keung, M21, and Richie Fowler, and directed by Nicola Fan (Hong Kong)

Dance of the Porcelain Demons produced by Neil Clements and directed by Cat Watson (UK)

Dead Man’s Bluff produced by Doug Wirth, Calvin Green, Sandra McCurdy, and Eric Williford, and directed by Franklin Guerrero, Jr (USA)

Dead Winter produced by Allison Hogue and directed by Jason Winn (USA)

Deep Shock produced by Luca Vannella, Alexis Continente, Vincenzo Mastrantonio, Bobby Holland Hanton, Ferdinando Merolla, and Roberto Paglialunga, and directed by Davide Melini (UK)

Dilemma – Feenix produced by Suomen Musiikki and directed by Jesse Haaja (Finland)

Dognap produced and directed by Aiman Samat (Malaysia)

Don’t Feed These Animals produced by Nebula Studios and directed by Guilherme Afonso and Miguel Madaíl de Freitas (Portugal)

Doodle produced by A.F. Madison and Virginia Newcomb, and directed by A.F. Madison (USA)

Echo produced by Shamila Lengsfeld and Lina Zaraket, and directed by Shamila Lengsfeld (Germany)

Erin produced by Myles Yaksich, Cindy Y Lu, and Jennie Lew Tugend, and directed by Myles Yaksich (USA)

Eugene vs Humanity produced by Michael David Charles Hicks, Colin James O’Gorman, and Peter Oberth, and directed by Michael David Charles Hicks (USA)

Explorers produced by Borja Escribano, Fidel Yubero, Carola Rodríguez, and Gonzalo Bodas, and directed by Borja Escribano (Spain)

Express produced by Nimi Lkhagva and Emily Norovsambuu, and directed by Nimi Lkhagva (USA)

Far From Home produced and directed by Felicia Taylor (USA)

Fashion Alibi produced and directed by Burt Raynal (France)

Flamboyanes produced by Trece Cielos, Consejo Mexicano Vitivinícola, Red Rentals, and Apix Films, and directed by Javier Montes d’Arce (Mexico)

Forest Creatures Feel No Cold produced and directed by Edoardo Cantiello (UK)

Fortunate Country produced by Kristin Jordan Tripe and directed by Kristin Jordan Tripe and Julia Hinson (USA)

From Another World produced by Image Hunters and directed by Lorenzo Di Nola (Italy)

Glitches produced by Mitchell Altieri and directed by Annie Chen (Taiwan)

God’s Gracie produced by Mehmet Gungoren and Cindy Wu, and directed by Chateau Bezerra (USA)

Goodnight Death produced by Elsa Levytsky, Tom Brown, and Andrew Anthony, and directed by Elsa Levytsky (USA)

Havana Soul produced by Josemari Martínez and Patricia de Luna, and directed by Patricia de Luna (Spain)

Hollow Tooth produced by William Sineux, Alexandre Melot, and Gabriel de Azevedo, and directed by Samuel Kaperski (France)

If Video Games Heroes Were Real produced by Sergio Valencia, Austin Bremer, Alan Bagh, and Jordyn Batchman, and directed by Sergio Valencia (USA)

Inner-Critic produced and directed by Tara Tusher (USA)

Innocent Boy produced by Deiadra Armstrong and Brock Cravy, and directed by Brock Cravy (USA)

Jack and Anna produced by Eva Herndon and Mika Santiaguel, and directed by Ksenia Ivanova (USA)

Johnny Colorado produced and directed by Alejandro Espinoza and Michael Benton (USA)

Juliet produced by Wu Long Media and directed by Rik Zak (Canada)

Killing Irma produced and directed by Sarah Clark (USA)

King of the House produced and directed by Zige Zhang (USA)

Kneeling Sheep produced by Jervis Li and directed by Hai Rihan (USA)

Linoleum – Alain Chamfort produced by Compagnie Niki Noves and Pias, and directed by Niki Noves (France)

Lion Panther She-Wolf produced and directed by Veras Fawaz (Netherlands)

Little Brother produced by Ashley Hillis and Dikega Hadnot, and directed by Dikega Hadnot (USA)

Little Philip’s Birthday produced by Hesam Anvari, Iman Karbalaeian, and Wayne Chung, and directed by Hesam Anvari (Canada)

Lonely Souls of Microbes produced by Mikhail Romanovskiy and directed by Mikhail Romanovskiy (Russia)

Magic Kingdom produced by Hillary Tzeng and directed by Nelson Ng Chak Hei (Hong Kong)

Marras produced by Jukka Vidgren and Sami Mustonen, and directed by Sami Mustonen (Finland)

Master Moley By Royal Invitation produced by Tony Nottage and directed by Leon Joosen (UK)

Melody produced by Sarah Brill, Caisa Charleston, and Spencer Campbell, and directed by Sarah Brill (USA)

Mente Mariposa produced by Allen Xu and directed by Sebastian Ortiz Wilkins (Mexico)

Mermaid produced by Fia Perera, Chris Perera, Dava Krause, Ryan Lacen, and Hilliard Guess, and directed by Fia Perera (USA)

Métèque produced by Oisin Nolan, Alex Clement, Lyna Dubarry, and Morgane Ramet, and directed by Lauren Blackwell (UK)

Moth produced by Simon James Doyle and directed by Allyn Quigley (Ireland)

Nasty Habits produced by Bob Morrison and directed by Allisyn Arm (USA)

New Year’s Eve produced by Mil Alcain and directed by Yuhaojie Zheng (USA)

Nice Shoes produced by Tommy Mack and directed by Jonathan Lawrence (USA)

One Last Last Heist produced by Courtney Hicks, Darrin Rose, and Cameron Macdonald, and directed by Darrin Rose (Canada)

Oneself produced by Lotte Schmidt and directed by Carolien van Maaswaal (Netherlands)

Only the World Ends produced and directed by Prajdnik Awasthi (Australia)

Pardon produced by Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée and directed by Rositsa Trayanova (France)

Planet Earth Calling Ana produced by Francisco Benjumea, Santiago de la Rica, and Miguel Ángel Larraya, and directed by Fernando Bonelli (Spain)

Play produced by Film Fiction Adrian Pawłowski and directed by Piotr Sulkowski (Poland)

Portrait produced and directed by Charles Le Patourel (Australia)

Practice produced by Kerry Levielle and Sean Weiner, and directed by Moira Fett (USA)

Precipice produced by Noel Davis Poyner, Ian McClellan, William Butler, Malvina Landen, Jason Freedman, and Maria Poyner, and directed by Noel Davis Poyner (USA)

Project Pongo produced by Peter Jones and Paul Ramos, and directed by Peter Jones (UK)

Raspberry and Coke produced by Alice Toomer and directed by Francesca Sewell (New Zealand)

Reclaiming The Negative produced and directed by Mike Beech (UK)

Red Watch produced by Cindy Wathen-Kennedy and directed by David Kennedy (USA)

Ricochet produced by Tim Earnheart, Matt Fleming, and S. Joe Downing, and directed by Tim Earnheart (USA)

Room 566 produced by Bob Morrison and directed by Dylan Snyder (USA)

Ruby Baby produced by Raphael Klatzko and MH von Loewenstern, and directed by Lee McQueen (UK)

Ruth produced by Matthew Guthrie and directed by Shannon Jarrell-Ivey (USA)

Scars produced by Tim Frazier, Jackson Rathbone, and Davey Johnson, and directed by Jonny Zeller (USA)

Scrap produced by Sapna Gandhi, Vivian Kerr, and Leena Pendharkar, and directed by Leena Pendharkar (USA)

Sid produced by Maria Corbould and Neil Corbould, and directed by Neil Corbould (UK)

Sif produced and directed by Arnar Freyr Tómasson and Stefán Mekkinósson (Iceland)

Simulation produced by Khaled Abdallah and Hashem Al-Ghaili, and directed by Hashem Al-Ghaili (Germany)

Sixth Grade produced by Siyue Wu and Ruitong Wu, and directed by Yuzhuo Wang (China)

Sockeye Salmon, Red Fish produced by Dmitriy Shpilenok, Petr Shpilenok, and Anna Sukhova, and directed by Dmitriy Shpilenok and Vladislav Grishin (Russia)

Solange produced by Julien Pocobello and directed by Pascaline Bellegarde (France)

Soul of Steel produced and directed by Alexandre Bilardo (Switzerland)

Spindletop: The Beginning produced by Jason Leal, Doug Underwood, and Joe Lee, and directed by Jason Leal (USA)

Stalls produced by Marc Tarczali and Thayer Juergens, and directed by João Dall’Stella (USA)

Swann produced by Tonyfilms and directed by Antonio Petrone (Switzerland)

Synecdoche Montauk – Wherever You Are produced by Ilya Stewart, Ilya Dzhincharadze, Murad Osman, and Oleg Trofim, and directed by Oleg Trofim (Russia)

Tattoo produced by Dena Rassam and directed by Farhad Delaram (Iran)

Tender is the Kiss produced by Elaine Wong, Jessica Q Yang, and Cindy Wu, and directed by Longwei Deng (USA)

Thank You for Patiently Waiting produced and directed by Max Marklund and Anders Jacobsson (Sweden)

The Attaché produced by Dennis Beier and André Stringer, and directed by André Stringer (USA)

The Avant-Gardener produced by Lindsay Katt and Daniel Madoff, and directed by Lindsay Katt, Heather Matarazzo, Jeremiah Kipp, and Carl Byrd (USA)

The Bond produced and directed by Xu Yimeng (China)

The Box produced by Maria Danilova, Gezilda Lima, and Yury Babakhanov, and directed by Gezilda Lima (Russia)

The Eagles produced by Mimi Masters and Aramis Merlin, and directed by Hanyang Huang (USA)

The End produced by Francis Jordan and directed by Tommy Kenney (USA)

The Enigma Men – Marquis Of Vaudeville produced and directed by Toby Lawhon and Geneva Arena (USA)

The Flying Gold of Arabuko produced and directed by John Davies (UK)

The Greatest Dad in the World produced by Yanis Josephine and directed by Oriol Colomar and Aya Wolf (Spain)

The Guard produced by Tamara Day and directed by Shona Charlton (UK)

The Haunting of Pottersfield produced by Andre Dixon, Summer Perkins, Robyn Jones, and Kevin Schramm, and directed by Andre Dixon (USA)

The Host produced and directed by Pawel Son Ngo (Poland)

The Improv Guru produced by Scott Goldstein, Gus Murray, Mia Reggi, and Dave Yakir, and directed by Max Barbakow (USA)

The Incredibly Short Life of Peter Panties produced by Kevin Sharpley and directed by Daniel Abril (USA)

The Last Man on Earth produced by Godiva Productions and directed by April Phillips (New Zealand)

The Picture in the House produced by Markus Seereiter and directed by David Lapuch (Austria)

The Return produced by Jon Fish, Tom Rinaldi, Craig Lazarus, Greg Jewell, Jose Morales, and Victor Vitarelli, and directed by Jon Fish (USA)

The Silence of Professor Tösla produced and directed by Ilan Stavans (Mexico)

The Standard produced and directed by Ekaterina Belinskaya (Russia)

The Tattooed Heart produced by Battles Battles, Gary Bryman, Lin Oeding, and Willis Chung, and directed by Sheldon Wong Schwartz (USA)

There’s No Word for Us produced by Joanna DeLane, Jane Rowen, Evan Carver, and Nora Hawari, and directed by Jane Rowen and Nora Hawari (USA)

They Won’t Last produced by Richard Bailey and directed by Portlynn Tagavi (USA)

Thieves produced by Daniel Leighton and directed by Julius Christian Christian Telmer (USA)

Thumb Runner produced and directed by Dylan Bruno and Kasper Vejlø Kristensen (USA)

To Her produced by Jacopo Ardolino and Giulia Diana, and directed by Jacopo Ardolino (Italy)

Trains produced by East End Cinema and directed by Robert Priel (USA)

Trespassers produced by Yasmine Asha, Navid Navid, Lidiya Korotko, and Farshid Rafe Rafahi, and directed by Yasmine Asha (USA)

Trip’s Duplage produced by Adam C. Sherer, Spencer Squire, Paul Nelson, Golan Ramraz, Andrew Tolbert, and Christian Tye, and directed by Spencer Squire (USA)

Tumble Dry produced by Gabriel Waldman, Stephen Riscica, Delia Kelly, and Jose Alverez, and directed by Delia Kelly and Stephen Riscica (USA)

Umbrella produced by Helena Hilario and directed by Helena Hilario and Mario Pece (Brazil)

Untitled Marfa Project produced by Anthony Pedone, Bianca Butti, Tina Rivera, and Laura Gordon, and directed by Emily E Thomas (USA)

Valentine Jacobs produced and directed by Jason Julien-Connage (UK)

Vincent produced by Disi Guo and directed by Gabriele Di Sazio (USA)

Violet Rain produced by Nicholas Givanio, Shaun Lupton, McKinley J. Pearce, Mikey Rare, and Garrett Van Vleck, and directed by Shaun Lupton (USA)

Whispers produced and directed by Bruno Dayan (USA)

Who Are You? produced by Nestor Martignone and Peta Rivero Y Hornos, and directed by Peta Rivero Y Hornos (Argentina)

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